Impressive berries are white with a shiny, waxy coat giving them a porcelain-like appearance. The end of each berry has a dark spot, which has earned the plant the common name "doll's eyes". The fruit is poisonous and should not be planted where children or pets are present. Delicate, airy flower clusters appear above medium green foliage.
Native to Ontario and much of eastern North America.
The white berries have a single, black dot which resembles an old-fashioned, china-doll-like eye. Because the foliage is toxic, it is resistant to most mammalian herbivores, however, it is harmless to birds, its main seed distributor.
Baneberry should be grown in dappled to partial shade, in a rich, organic, moist soil. Can be grown in sunnier locations if the roots are kept cool and have adequate water.